Facebook announces Six New Solar Facilities; Alongside Speculations of a Massive Data Centre in Iowa

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Facebook-announces-Six-New-Solar-Facilities-Alongside-Speculations-of-a-Massive-Data-Centre-in-Iowa Facebook announces Six New Solar Facilities; Alongside Speculations of a Massive Data Centre in IowaFacebook, the social media giant, as per recent reports this week, has entered into a partnership agreement with Dominion Energy, a Richmond, Virginia-based power and energy company, to develop six new solar facilities. This six new upcoming facilities will be built in Dominion Energy’s service area in Virginia and North Carolina and are expected to be fully operational by mid-2020

With this new partnership, the California-based social media giant further advances its plans to reach its set goal of supporting their global operations with 1005 renewable energy by 2020.

Furthermore, speculations are that Facebook is planning on acquiring an additional one million sq. ft. to establish a massive data center in Altoona, Iowa.

Although the social media platform is yet to give an official statement, speculative reports suggest the company has already set plans in motion, collaborating with a company called Siculus Inc., to construct the data center directly north of the Facebook campus. As in the past Facebook has used the name Siculus for its projects, all eyes point at this being a Facebook venture.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Dominion Energy to support our operations with new renewable energy resources and bring additional investment to the region,” stated Bobby Hollis, head of Global Energy and Site Selection at Facebook. “We look forward to continuing to partner together to further grow the clean energy market and encourage others to power their operations with renewable resources.”